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Proven Branded Seed Treatment vs. Generic Custom Blend

March 2, 2018

This image shows CruiserMaxx® Vibrance® Beans .  This image shows generic seed treatment for soybeans.  This image shows a generic seed treatment blend for soybeans.

  CruiserMaxx® Vibrance® Beans                      Generic custom blend                         Generic custom blend

Consistent formulation of CruiserMaxx Vibrance Beans makes for a more even distribution on the seed.

With planting already underway in the deep South or quickly approaching, it’s time to start finalizing input decisions that will affect the results of your growing season. Although generic custom blend seed treatments are typically less expensive than branded seed treatments, it’s important to know why.

  • Inconsistent formulation: Generic seed treatments don’t always have a consistent formulation, which can cause ingredient separation rather than a fluid mixture. This can lead to a disproportional distribution of active ingredients, and therefore unreliable performance.
  • Equipment clogging: Generic seed treatments have a higher likelihood of clogging both treating and planting equipment due to their inconsistent formulation and distribution on the seed.
  • Dust-off: Generic seed treatments are more likely to have trouble sticking to seeds, coming off in equipment or being lost when the seed is transferred between the planter and the ground. This can leave seeds more vulnerable to insects and diseases during a crucial stage in development.

Additionally, Ohio State University says seeds planted into cool or warm, wet soils are particularly vulnerable to infection from a number of different pathogens.

CruiserMaxx® Vibrance® Beans, a combination of separately registered products, is a proven seed treatment with a consistent formulation, delivering an even distribution of active ingredients on each seed. It reduces the dust-off and equipment clogging issues that you might experience with a generic custom blend seed treatment. It also helps soybeans emerge quicker and more evenly, with increased root and shoot vigor. Not only does this help soybeans start strong, but it will also increase speed-to-canopy, which will help reduce competition against early-season weeds.

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